Non-Surgical Bariatric Procedure Treatments

The right weight loss surgery for you depends on your particular situation and your long-term goals. Your doctor can help you make sense of all the options, so you can decide whether you want a permanent change like gastric bypass surgery that alters your digestive system, or a reversible procedure like Lap Band surgery that simply helps you eat less food. All of these procedures can be performed as minimally invasive surgeries using our state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic system, and unlike other surgical weight loss centers, we have no program fee.

If you have any questions about the weight loss surgeries we offer, please contact us.

Revision Bariatric Surgery

While most patients are successful after their first bariatric surgery, some may experience medical complications or achieve insignificant weight loss results. If it turns out the problem isn't your post-surgery lifestyle, then you and your doctor may want to consider what’s called “revision surgery.” As the name implies, the surgeon would revise the initial surgery by performing a new type of weight loss procedure that may potentially lead to better results over time.

The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure.

The ReShape Procedure is a new, FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is designed to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. The ReShape Procedure was specifically created for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40). In a recent  trial, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone. 1

RESHAPE_MEDICAL_LOGOMost ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.

With ReShape, two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach in an outpatient medical setting. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, helping you lose weight and encourage healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy, but the balloons act as built-in portion control, helping you feel full and less hungry. The balloons are a weight loss jump-start, and are only part of the procedure. You also  receive a full year of personalized coaching from the Florida Medical Center Bariatric Team. The will provide support and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living.

ReShape combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive coaching to change your eating habits, enhance your physical fitness, and help you adopt a healthy lifestyle to support long-term success.

ReShape may be a good weight loss option for people who do not want or do not qualify for surgery.

1. Ponce J, Woodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDU CE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of print December 16, 2014].Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014. 12.006. 

Robotic Surgery

For the benefit of our patients, Florida Medical Center offers robotic surgery through the new da Vinci ® SI™ Surgical System. This advanced technology is designed to offer greater control and access to hard-to-reach areas, allowing extremely complex operations to be performed through just a few small incisions.

Minimally invasive techniques can be used for procedures whose complexity once demanded open surgery. Our surgeons are using this procedure to perform:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • General surgery

Potential benefits of robotic-assisted surgeries may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes in many cases

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